Thomas James Passaro


Thomas James Passaro #93


2014

Thomas James Passaro

A Message from the Scout

I have been a member of Troop 125 for the past seven years. Not only has Boy Scouts taught me many skills, but I have also become a better leader. As a younger scout, I learned skills such as lashing and cooking and now, as an older scout, I have improved my teaching and leadership by instructing the younger scouts in these same skills. I have gone on amazing trips through the troop as well. From white water rafting on the Hudson River, to rock climbing at Harriman State Park, to sailing in the Florida Keys, Boy Scouts has provided me with opportunities I would never have been able to experience without scouts.

My Eagle project was one of my most beneficial scouting experiences. It taught me how to effectively plan and budget a project, something I had never done before. In addition, the problems I faced during the project's construction have shown me that no matter how much planning is done I still must always be prepared to make adjustments during the project.

After I finish my senior year of high school, I plan to attend college majoring in computer science. Math and computer science are fields I am passionate about and have taken all classes offered on computer science and the highest-level math classes possible. After college, I would love to continue my passion into the professional world as a computer scientist. Although in a few short months I will be 18 and age out of Troop 125, I will have the skills, memories, and friends I gained through Troop 125 for the rest of my life.

Eagle Project Description

Stone Walls

Little Shelter Rescue Center Huntington, New York

For my project, I constructed stone garden walls around three neglected areas of Little Shelter. The areas were first cleaned and the wooden railroad tie borders were removed. Stone walls were then built and the top stones were mortared together. Lastly, the dirt inside was replaced with top soil. The finished project enhances the whole outside of the animal shelter.

AWARDS EARNED

  • Totin' Chip
  • Snorkeling BSA
  • Order of the Arrow
  • 2007 Arrow of Light
  • 2007 Scout
  • 2007 Tenderfoot
  • 2007 2nd Class
  • 2009 1st Class
  • 2010 Star
  • 2011 Life
  • 2013 Oct 22 Eagle

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

  • Patrol Leader
  • Assistant Patrol Leader
  • Scribe

MERIT BADGES

  • Archery
  • Basketry
  • Camping*
  • Carpentry*
  • Chemistry
  • Citizenship in the Community*
  • Citizenship in the Nation*
  • Citizenship in the World*
  • Climbing
  • Communications*
  • Emergency Preparedness*
  • Environmental Science*
  • Family Life*
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid*
  • Fishing
  • Horsemanship
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Leatherwork
  • Mammal Study
  • Music
  • Nuclear Science
  • Personal Fitness*
  • Personal Management*
  • Pets
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Safety
  • Scholarship
  • Sculpture
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Signaling *
  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Swimming*
  • Tracking*
  • Wilderness Survival

Academic Achievements

  • Carson Scholarship Recipient
  • National Merit Commended Scholar
  • National Honor Society
  • Member of the Top Cohort
  • International Baccalaureate Candidate

TJ's EXPERIENCES

On Land
Washington, D.C.
Antietam National Battlefield, MD
Harriman, NY
Boston, MA
On Water
Lehigh River
Peconic River
Delaware River
Hudson River
Summer Camp
Resica Falls, NJ
Camp Barton, NY
Treasure Island , PA
Trexler Scout Reservation, PA
Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, NY
High Adventure
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, KEY WEST, FL

Project Photos

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